Betty is the cleaner a the local courthouse. On the bus ride to work one day, she grows tired of all the liberties her fellow citizens take. She falls asleep and dreams about what she'd do if she were the judge. Among her decrees: a thoughtless smoker learns about second-hand smoke the hard way, and an obnoxious celebrity impersonator is rewarded by having his ears blasted with imitations of Tarzan and the Shadow. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_for_a_Day) favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production. The film is stylized as a documentary, informing viewers on details from the actual... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Lusitantia, Winsor McCay, Animation, History, World War I, Propaganda
Betty flies to Japan to do a show, and sings the title number. She then dons a kimono, and sings it again in Japanese. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Language_All_My_Own) favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Betty Boop, Fleischer Studios
Time lapse shot of the demolition of the Star Theatre in New York City. Produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company and preserved by the Library of Congress. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topic: actuality
Tom gets in trouble when his mother finds a joint in his room. Instead of punishing Tom, his father challenges him to learn more about marijuanas evil effects on society. Nobody gets killed in this Sid Davis film, yet Tom still learns a harsh lesson after being mugged by druggies and learning that his best friend sells pot to school children To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews ) Topics: drugs, juvenile deliquency, sid davis
"Three gunmen, who have been hired to assassinate the President, hold a family hostage while waiting for their target. Interesting B film which focuses on psychopathic killer well-portrayed against type by Frank Sinatra." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. 77 min. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews ) Topics: crime, drama, Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney
An amazing short by an "orchestra" of vibraphone players. Some viewers have noted that this film seems to be a mirror image of how things are supposed to be. This is because original Soundie films were printed backwards so that they could appear correct when played in the Panoram machine (an early film jukebox). favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 39 reviews ) Topic: soundie
This is the first music video by the Berkeley CA. based band KUBICAL XPHERE. The video is made up of various public domain clips from Prelinger Archives and other sources. Many popular archive clips are cleverly woven into the nearly 7 minute song "Eve of Destruction" by KUBICAL XPHERE. Featuring Ed Nelson as "Ed" in the role that made him famous. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews ) Topics: Musical Videos, KUBICAL XPHERE, 9/11, War, Atomic Bomb, Terrorism, Apocalypse, Presidents,...